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stinger

[ sting-er ]
/ ˈstɪŋ ər /
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noun
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Origin of stinger

First recorded in 1545–55; sting + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for stinger (1 of 2)

stinger
/ (ˈstɪŋə) /

noun
a person, plant, animal, etc, that stings or hurts
Australian any marine creature that stings its victims, esp the box jellyfish
Also: stengah a whisky and soda with crushed ice

British Dictionary definitions for stinger (2 of 2)

Stinger
/ (ˈstɪŋə) /

noun
trademark a device, consisting of a long track of raised spikes, laid across a road by police to puncture the tyres of escaping vehicles
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Scientific definitions for stinger

stinger
[ stĭngər ]

A sharp stinging organ, such as that of a bee, scorpion, or stingray. Stingers usually inject venom.
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